Wheeler man, 26, struck, killed by vehicle

WHEELER – The man who was hit and killed by a vehicle early Friday morning in Wheeler has been identified as Justin Mitchell Mayo.

Mayo, 26, of Wheeler was struck by a vehicle on County Road 5001 at about 5:15 a.m. by a woman heading to work, according to Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar.

Tolar said the incident appears to be an accident but it is still under investigation.

Mayo was pronounced dead at the scene.

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